Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ultimate Sack Bean Bag Chair Giveaway Event

6 Foot Ultimate Sack Bean Bag Chair giveaway event ~ Bloggers Wanted!

Hosted by Bella Savvy

PRIZE: One winner will receive a 6 foot Ultimate Sack bean bag chair with fur cover in the color of their choice ($280 value). It measures 6 foot wide by 3 foot high.

This bad boy seats 3 adults!

EVENT DATES: August 29, 2012 - September 12, 2102

Open To: U.S. only

This event is sponsored by Ultimate Sack!

Requirements:  Participation is FREE when you post this announcement on your blog OR pay $4.00 for no post.

You will receive one free link in the rafflecopter entry form (Facebook or Twitter).

Additional links are available for $3.00 each (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Picket Fences, Email, Rss, or StumbleUpon).

You MUST be a blog owner and your blog must be at least 6 months old. Business blogs such as It Works Wraps can participate for a fee of $1.00 per blog/site.

You MUST agree to help promote the event at least once per day (co-hosts twice per day) to help spread the word and publish the post HTML by the specified date and time of 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER!).

Giveaway announcement and giveaway posts (on the day of the event) require the event button/image, giveaway info, sponsor and host links and the rafflecopter code (on the actual giveaway post). Not just an event button located in your sidebar!

~ Sorry but if you joined any of our previous events and failed to post, you will not be permitted to join this event! ~


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Head over to the Sign Up form and submit your info!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love2EncourageYou Giveaway

Product Review and Giveaway: Closed Toe Terry Slipper with Memory Foam from Nature's Sleep. $30 Value! Feel free to check out the Full Review over at Love2EncourageYou Blog!

It was such a delight to slip into these soft, super cozy slippers after having a long day on my feet  walking around Legoland with the kids. Do you have a lot of time spent on your feet during the day? Consider investing in a soft pair of Nature's Sleep slippers with memory foam! They are SO comfortable! I love slipping into these while cooking dinner since my kitchen floor can be hard and cold. What about if you work from home? I can lounge around in these all day! They feel that good on my feet! :) Besides, I love the color! These are not a cheaply made slipper. This product is made to last and gives a feeling of stress relief to those tired tootsies no matter what you've been up to that day. Nature's Sleep offers open toe or closed toe styles. I prefer to wear this particular style and I was very pleased with my choice. I was not disappointed in any way. What a fantastic product! Thanks Nature's Sleep! Want to learn more about Nature's Sleep products plus have a chance to win a new mattress every month? Sign up for their newsletter here. You can also become a fan of Nature's Sleep on Facebook, Pinterest, or follow them on Twitter: @natures_sleep
As you can see, these slippers are so comfortable that other members of the family kept taking them from me! Now this is just a humorous add on, but all the moms and dads out there know this to be true...any type of shoe or slipper is at risk of having toys placed inside them when there is a toddler in the house! Lol! Little did I know my five year old would take one to let her dolls sleep in - she said it was a bed fit for a queen! My 18 month old took the other slipper and shoved all his choo-choo trains in it and was carrying it around like a treasure chest full of prizes. Gotta love kids - they KNOW when a product is JUST THAT GOOD! Hahaha! I love these slippers! Can you tell?
Disclosure: Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou received a pair of Nature's Sleep slippers in exchange for writing this review. Thrift Schooling did not receive any compensation for this post. Love2EncourageYou and Thrift Schooling are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or Twitter. 


  PRIZE: One Winner will receive a pair of Nature's Sleep Slippers with Memory Foam!
LOCATION: Open to USA AGE: 18 + yrs to enter.  DATE: Starts 8/22  and ends on 9/4 at 12:01 am.
Please allow the Rafflecopter to load then fill out the mandatory entries. You can do as many additional entries as you like. Good luck to everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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One lucky winner will receive a $150 Amazon Gift Card & 2 additional winners $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

Giveaway ends September 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Thrift Schooling is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

Monday, August 20, 2012


Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa and Simply Shawn & Jenn are bringing you an awesome 

FREE Blogger Opportunity!  
They will be giving away $200, in their Have it your Way event!  

How will this work? 

 Whatever the winner wants, the winner will get!  Kindle Fire, PayPal Cash, Amazing, Wal-Mart, Target!  Who cares, they get just what they want!

Blogger get FREE Facebook link with the option to purchase additional links!  Jenn's Blah Blah Blog had a giveaway just like this called the Sizzling Summer Giveaway that was fabulous, so were going to bring it back over and over and over again!  This time Simply Shawn & Jenn has decided to join in the fun to celebrate reaching over 10K fans!

About the event

  • Prize: Whatever you want up to $200 (shipping included) Do you want a Kindle Fire? Maybe an iPod, hummm maybe gift card to Target, oh wait Paypal cash?  We don't care we want you to have it your way!  So let the games begin, and let's have some fun with this one!
  • Event will run from Sept 20th until Oct 20th.

  • Free Facebook
  • Additional likes $2

  • Daily Votes $3

  • Co-host spots $10. (with this you will receive your blog mentioned all blogs posts, FREE Facebook, and FREE Twitter!  If you choose this please be sure to add your links in the assigned spots on the form below)

  • You can sign up for this event, HERE

    Instant Bucks $200 Amazon Blast

    Are you looking for a giveaway for your blog to get involved in! Then check out this awesome Amazon Giveaway. Instant Bucks will be sponsoring this event, offering readers a $200 Amazon Gift Card! This event is sponsored by Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa but they are looking for other bogs to join in on the fun! Oh yeah, and if you have not signed up with Instant Bucks yet, why not now? They are new, and you will love them, similar to Superpoints, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

    Join us to be able to have the chance to offer your readers this fabulous prize! 
     What you get for helping us promote:
    • FREE Facebook Link
    • Additional Links $2
    • Daily Votes $3
    Event will run from Sept. 1, 2012 until Oct 1, 2012! Plenty of time for all of your readers to enter this awesome event!

    Learn more about this wonderful Amazon Giveaway.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012


    It's been fifteen years since I've graduated high school and I can still remember my daily school routine like it was yesterday. I even remember kindergarten, walking to school, a fifteen minute trek with neighborhood friends at 7:30 in the morning! Things certainly have changed. Many parents refuse to let their kids ride the bus anymore, much less walk to school! We all have memories of what a typical school day was like from our childhood. And if you attended public school like I did, then I'm sure your memories are quite similar to mine:

    ~ Rise early, get dressed and eat breakfast, usually cereal
    ~ Head off to public school while it's still dark
    Sit at a desk for the greater part of 7 hours
    ~ Come home and play with neighborhood friends
    ~ Dinner
    ~ Finish homework
    ~ Bed 

    So this is my memory. Probably similar to many of yours, maybe. Even if not, you have a memory. And if we remember things in our lives a certain way, we tend to think that it is the way things are supposed to be. When we decide to home school our family, it's easy to lean towards these memories and think we have to school our kids the way we remember how school was for us.

    Well there are four main things from my school days that I have chosen to change in the way we school our kids. Not that I had a terrible, awful experience growing up, honestly, it wasn't that bad! It's just my husband and I, and many others have looked into homeschooling, and we and like what we see! 

    1) Cereal: Basically, I have decided that cereal is not a breakfast food choice for our kids. Ever since I read the book Eat Fat Lose Fat and watched the documentary, FAT HEAD, we have been trying to feed our children hearty, meaty breakfasts with limited carbs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not entirely against carbs for breakfast. Just cereal. I am not convinced there is enough nutrition in a box of cereal for what I pay for it. We do enjoy some carbs though. If I make pancakes, I'll pair it with some bacon. When french toast is on the menu, so is sausage. As soon as we started feeding our kids plenty of protein rather than straight carbs for breakfast, we saw an obvious change in their behavior that day! 

    2) Public Schools: It is not the government's job to teach our kids. When the founding fathers came to America and established the first schools and colleges, it was the Bible that was not only taught but required in schools such as Harvard and Yale. Now, the Bible is basically shunned from the schools anymore. Hitler said, "Control the textbooks and you control the people." Have you read the textbooks lately? These books are full of evolutionist teachings while omitting the Christian faith from American history. Rather than limiting biblical teaching to Sunday mornings and evening devotions, our family has chosen to integrate it throughout our entire school day.

    3) Sit: While my kids were enjoying our local library, I found 

    a book that seemed interesting. Is TV making us fat?

    This immediately caught my eye and I began reading. The 

    author pointed out that a majority of a typical child's day 

    involves sitting. Then they come home and want to watch TV 

    or play on the computer, which too, involves sitting. And we 

    wonder why so many are labeled ADHD these days. We 

    were not created to sit all day, but to be active. The author 

    reminds us that years ago children helped their parents 

    grow their own food and had work to do on the farm 

    throughout the day. And when they played, it involved 

    outdoor games such as hide and seek, tag or kick the can. I 

    look forward this year to scheduling our home school day 

    with plenty of activities that do not involves sitting, but 

    practical life skills.

    4) Homework: Need I say more? Who is a fan of homework 

    anyway? If I am devoting a good chunk of my day teaching 

    these children and giving them plenty of time to respond and 

    react to what they have learned, why spend the few hours 

    left of the day on homework when there are plenty of other 

    hands-on activities they could be doing?

    Whether you home school, send your kids to private or 

    public school, I'd love to hear your opinion, or your routine, 

    feel free to share!!

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Bounciest Giveaway Ever!

    The Castle Bounce N' Slide w/hoop is a spacious bounce house with castle top keeps your kids active all year round. Compact size allows it to be used indoors, such as in the basement, during cold or rainy days. Attractive bright colors perfect for parties. Jumping area of 77 in x 77 in and slide length of 60 in. Inflated basketball hoop attached.

    • Inflated size 12 ft x9 ft x7 ft H.
    • Velcro opening for safe and easy access into and out of the bouncer.
    • Powered by a strong UL blower (included).
    • Heavy duty commercial grade material bouncing surface.
    • Heavy-duty puncture proof materials with double to quadruple stitches.
    • Long (approx. 6 ft) fill tube allows blower to be placed away from the bouncer.
    • Easy set up and take down. Inflates in less than a minute.
    • Indoor and Outdoor Use.
    Bounceland bouncy houses offer exciting, colorful, and affordable inflatable bounce houses that will bring lots of smiles to kids. There are many styles for you to choice from, each one offering a unique experience to add to your outdoor events and birthday parties. They also make great gifts and are perfect for fairs, school and church events, and business functions.


    One lucky winner will receive a Bounceland Castle W/Hoop Inflatable Bounce House.

    Giveaway ends September 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

    Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom, Real Mom Reviews and Giveaway Bandit.

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Soylicious premium soy bean wax candles and tart chunks are made from two types of American grown soybeans, with natural botanical oils added to give them vibrant colors and a creamy texture. Along with their soy soap, room sprays, and electric tart melters you are sure to find something to Satisfy your Senses! Soylicious products are backed by a 100% Satisfaction guarantee!

    Soylicious provides a wide range of opportunities for their customers:

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    A ring in every 22 oz. package!

    Worth $10 - $50 - $100 - $500 or even $1000

    What are Melter Gems? They are crystals that have been colored and infused with high quality fragrance oil. You place about 1/4 cup in a Glazed or Glass top melter/warmer. They release fragrance much faster then waiting for wax to melt. Within just minutes your entire home will be filled with your favorite fragrance. Want to change fragrances, just pour out the Melter Gems in your melter, quick wipe with a paper towel, put in new fragrance.

    One lucky winner will receive a Soylicious Full Size Warmer, 22oz package of Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card.

    Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom and Real Mom Reviews.

    Giveaway ends August 22nd at midnight eastern, open to US and Canadian residents only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Welcome to the Scentsy Giveaway

    A friend that sells Scentsy was so kind as to give two Scentsy warmers so we decided to give one of them away to our readers. Here is a picture of the Scentsy warmer we are giving away
    Come enter the scentsy giveaway
    This giveaway is brought to you by Couponing With Integrity and Giveaway Gator
    We would also like to thank our co-hosts at Kimberly's Thoughts, Mommy lesson Plans, Mom To Grandma and Exhausted Mommy
    When we first got the Scentsy warmers I was skeptical of how effective they were going to be. Just how much of a scent does melted wax give off? Well to my surprise our house soon filled with delicious smell of baked cookies. We were using the Sugar Cookie scented wax. The most surprising of all was how long the smell filled our house for. Remember air fresheners in spray cans; The type you keep in the bathroom? Yea, well they last 5 minutes. Ideal for masking the smells Dad or Hubby leaves in the bathroom but that is about it. Scented candles are not bad, they tend to last a while but you have to worry about the open flame especially if there are kids in the house and snuffing a scented candle results in your house instantly smelling like burnt tires from the smoldering wick. With scented warmers like the Scentsy warmers you will enjoy the intended aroma for hours even days while never having to worry about a flame because the Scentsy warmers work with the heat generated from a light bulb. Want to turn the warmer off to conserve the scented wax for tomorrow? Simply flick the off switch. Overall the warmers are hands down the best way to fill your house with delightful scents.
    About this giveaway:
    • This giveaway runs from 12.01 AM EST. on the 6th of Augusts and ends at 12.01 Am EST. on the 21st of August.
    • Must be a US resident in the lower 48 states to be to eligible to win (because of shipping)
    • Must be 18 years old or older.
    • This giveaway is null and void where prohibited by law
    • One winner will receive the full size Ohana Scentsy Warmer and three Scentsy bars, Sugar Cookie, Clean Breeze and Red Candy Apple. (featured in image above)
    If you are interested in purchasing Scentsy products please contact us and we will provide you with the Scentsy representative's information.
    Enter the Giveaway Rafflecopter below. The more entries you have the better your chances of winning. Good Luck. Disclaimer: We were not compensated for this review or giveaway. All opinions expressed are our own and might differ from yours. Thrift Schooling is not responsible for shipping the prize.

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    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Sponsored by GiftHulk & hosted by Mom Powered Media

    At GiftHulk users can earn gift cards, electronics and other rewards the EZ Way, by doing things they already do online – searching, answering surveys and more!

    Prizes: $250 in Amazon Gift Certificates

    The event dates: 8/20 - 9/3

    Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    The Diamond Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

    Prizes: Soylicious Full Size Melters + Melter Gems and $100 Visa Gift Card

    The event dates: 8/8 - 8/22

    Sign-Up Here - Bloggers Wanted

    The BOUNCIEST GIVEAWAY EVER hosted by Mom Powered Media

    Prize: BounceLand Castle Bounce N' Slide

    The event dates: 8/13 - 8/27

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    Welcome to the Back "Pack" To School With Green Supplies Giveaway Event hosted by Green Apple Supply for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway!

    As parents: Stephanie and Robert Tobor, founders of Green Green Apple Supply want the best for our kids. And as global citizens, they were faced with the responsibility to care for our planet, and each other. They began as an endeavor to feed our family natural, organic foods has grown into a much larger enterprise. Learning about potential dangers to children, and the planet, in cleaning supplies, household goods, office supplies…everywhere. The worsening state of our environment, climate change, and increasing levels of toxins showing up in children’s blood work combined to create a great passion for exposing our family to only the cleanest, most wholesome products.  When they had inquired as to why individuals were choosing traditional products rather than opting for eco-friendly versions, typically given one of two answers:

    1. Green products are too expensive.
    2. There are too many choices, and some are not effective.

    This was the beginning of Green Apple Supply! By utilizing economies of scale, wholesale purchasing power, and personal product experience, their endeavor to make it easier for anyone to purchase Earth-friendly products. Keeping overhead low and this is a non-profit effort. Products are sold as close to cost as we can, while still keeping the lights on. Why? Because we think it’s the right thing to do.

    Green Apple Supply is generously allowing me to give one reader a backpack filled with green supplies to start their back to school "green"!

    Starting with a Bighorn Backpack - The rugged and durable Bighorn backpack has all the essential components for the modern individual, with the additional bonus of being made of RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles. Recycle, reduce, reuse has never looked this good.

    Made from recycled PET bottles!
    Constructed of Repreve® RPET materials
    420D polyester ripstop and 600D polyester
    non-toxic dyes & materials and reflective piping
    dual side pockets with ergo-padded shoulder straps
    internal organizer pocket and moisture wicking mesh back
    Sells for $32.50

    And inside the backpack one winner will receive:

    2 packs (12 i n each pack) of Graphite Pencils - $1.75 each
    2 packs of Banana Paper (8.5" X 11")- $2.50 each 
    Made from 80% post-consumer waste paper / 20% banana leaf fibers. Water-based inks.
    Acid-free and bleach-free paper.
    1 (2 qty) Glue Stick Blister Pack - $4.75 each
    Almond Scented Glue Stick is non-toxic, non-solvent, and acid free. Best of all it smells like marzipan, an almond-based.
    1 box of 64 Prang Soy Crayons - $3.50 each
    Made from a unique soybean oil formulation. Our crayons are made from 100% renewable resources and do not include paraffin wax.
    1 box of Ecolorgy Washable Markers (8 pack) - $2.75 each
    Non-toxic washable markers made in the USA from 25% recycled plastic. Duplex tips draw thick or thin lines and if they start to dry out, rejuvenate them by dipping the tip in water.
    20 pack of eraser pencil caps $1.25 each
    1 Recycled Plastic Ruler - $1.00 each
    1 Twin Pencil Sharpener - $1.75 each
    Made from a minimum of 50% post-consumer polystyrene.
    1 TerraCycle 3-ring Binder Pencil Case - Honest Kids- $2.50 each
    Made from up-cycled Honest Kids drink pouches
    Qty 2 2-Pocket Portfolio Folders - $.75 each
    Fully biodegrade
    1 Set ChicoBag- Snack Time re PETe, Set of 3 Colors - $11.50
    Each Snack Time set includes three reusable snack and sandwich bags that feature a fold-over, hook-and-loop closure system that expands to fit a full-size sandwich, or folds over for smaller snack items. The bags feature a food-safe, water and stain resistant liner that makes for easy cleaning.
    Water resistant natural cotton exterior & interior
    Attached cooler bag is insulated with a BPA-free liner, so it’s safe for your kids
    Adjustable, padded shoulder straps for extra comfort
    Recycled plastic components, Hand wash, line dry
    Easy, durable velcro closure for little hands
    Zipper pocket in main pocket for change or keepsakes
    Special name tag on inner flap
    Non-toxic and lead-free, conforms to U.S. standards

    Giveaway ends on August 22nd at 11:59 PM. Open to US residents only. Ages 18+.

    Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter to win, daily entry available by tweeting!